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09/14/17: Key Observations About Latest Census Figures on Poverty in NJ

08/18/17: Latest Legal Services Newsletter Focuses on School Enrollment Issues and Help for Toddlers with Developmental Delays

08/02/17: As bulldozer knocks down their old homes, Mt. Holly Gardens residents settle into new condos (from Philly.com) - It’s been one year since Elida Echevarria and her son, Luis Lopez, moved into the first of the “replacement homes” that have been constructed in the Mount Holly Gardens, following a decade-long housing discrimination battle that ended with a date before the Supreme Court.

07/05/17: Latest Legal Services Newsletter Covers New Jersey Tough School Bullying Law

06/20/17: A Second Chance for Parents to Parent

06/19/17: LSNJ held its Pro Bono Equal Justice Award Reception on June 6 at the Grounds for Sculpture in Princeton. Three individuals received Special Awards for their commitment to Legal Services and 16 pro bono attorneys received Equal Justice Medals. Additionally, three people were inducted into the new NJEJLA Circle of Honor.

06/06/17: Legal Services Opens New Data Trove and Hall of Fame – The New Jersey Equal Justice Library and Archive and Circle of Honor

05/30/17: As N.J. welfare programs shrink, advocates raise concern (from Philly.com) - As potential cuts to the federal Medicaid program command headlines, advocates in New Jersey are raising concerns about shrinking state programs for the poor.

05/25/17: Cuts to Legal Services will hurt needy, poor in NJ (from NJTV News) - Teresa Mack of Mercer County turned to Legal Services to get her car back and off the auction block after an unnamed, unscrupulous dealer had repossessed it.

05/19/17: Two Legal Luminaries and Renowned Lawmaker Headline Legal Services' 2017 Major Awards Event

05/18/17: Latest Legal Services Newsletter Covers Social Security Reviews for Continued Disability Benefits

05/09/17: More immigrants going to court over 'unreasonable' detention (from nj.com) - Steve Balbose, an undocumented immigrant, was held for eight months at the Elizabeth Detention Center awaiting a hearing before he finally went to court to file a civil complaint.

04/27/17: Legislature should restore funds to budget for Legal Services | Letter (from nj.com) - Recently, the Senate Budget Committee took testimony from Legal Services of New Jersey. In their 50 years of existence, they have provided free legal services to over 7 million residents in all 21 counties to residents who cannot otherwise afford legal representation.

04/24/17: Latest Legal Services Newsletter Details Ins and Outs for Food Stamp Applicants

04/21/17: On June 7, 2017, Legal Services of New Jersey 2017 Equal Justice Awards Reception will honor extraordinary pro bono contributors and distinguished honorees: Deborah T. Poritz, Kenneth C. Frazier, and the late Wynona Lipman.

04/12/17: Budget cuts may slam courthouse door on many Jersey residents (from NorthJersey.com) - When ordinary Americans need help with life’s big problems, the Legal Services Corporation is there. But its survival is threatened. That’s why it needs help from every New Jersey resident.

04/03/17: Legal Services of New Jersey now Offering its Online Gateway to Getting Criminal Records Expunged — in Spanish

03/28/17: Latest Legal Services Newsletter Focuses on Cyber Harassment Issues and Unemployment Benefits Applications

03/27/17: Trump ignores swamp, shreds safety net on his supporters (from NJ.com) - In the fetid swamp that Donald Trump calls Washington, powerful special interest groups defend the Pentagon and entitlement programs, like Medicare and Social Security. The government is gradually becoming nothing but defense and entitlements, thanks to them.

03/23/17: Proposed cuts would reduce legal aid for poor (from the Courier-Post) - go without representation in civil cases, advocates warn.

03/16/17: N.J. lawmakers hear pleas for money in Christie budget as many fear Trump cuts (from NJ.com) - Under a cloud of concern over anticipated federal spending cuts -- to environmental protection, Medicaid payments and women's health -- the Assembly Budget Committee heard appeals from groups for more aid to be included in the next state spending plan.

03/01/17: Statement from Melville D. Miller, Jr., President of Legal Services of New Jersey, Concerning the Potential Effect on the Poor of Proposed State Funding Reductions for Legal Services

02/20/17: Legal Services Urges Low-to-Moderate Income People to take Advantage of Free Tax Preparation Services